Oh So Simple Strawberry Tart

I’ve had this little recipe waiting to be added for a few weeks now, but I’ve been working on a few house projects (updating my kitchen) and we also took ourselves off for a couple of days to Protaras for my birthday, which was fabulous. I was meeting up with family for the evening and taking in the delights of the Abba tribute band at the Love Boat pub (yes it really was called the Love Boat) and then suffered the next day from the effects of the local wine, ah well! We spent the day on Nissi Beach in […]

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Crumbly Praline Cookies

So, first things first. Sweetness levels of cookies. For all the cakes and cookies I bake, I make them to suit our own tastes and these last 2 years have seen our palettes change dramatically as we’ve moved away from processed foods and maintained our plant based eating habits. What we’ve come to realise is we now don’t like super sweet snacks and desserts and this is coming from a woman who would devour sticky toffee puddings and packs of Thorntons champagne truffles in one sitting. I used to have a ridiculous sweet tooth. But things change, our cravings for […]

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Deliciously Decadent Chocolate Date Brownie

I have, what I can only describe, as the mother of all bruises on my right leg. It’s just come up today and I assume it’s from Saturday’s exertions. I’m still a little stiff but thankfully managed to get through my yoga class this morning and I was showing off my battle scars to my gym buddies like a big kid! We’re off to see the family next week and I am very much looking forward to a little socialising and trying out some new restaurants in the London area. I might even treat myself to a little shopping at […]

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Chocolate Orange Muffins

Here we go again with the magnificent combo of dark chocolate and juicylicious orange, I’ll never tire of it, NEVER! I managed to buy some more of my favoured buckwheat flour, I love how soft and light the cakes are when I use this particular flour, it is a bit harder to get hold of for me, but it’s worth stocking up when I see it as it’s great for cakes and cookies, so worth having in the cupboard, especially for Gluten free peeps (don’t let the buckWHEAT part fool you, this flour is completely gluten free). I spotted a […]

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Very Simple Oreo Cupcakes with Cookie Frosting

I have wanted to make these for a while now but have had the little snag that the Oreos available to me here were not vegan, however, recently they have started importing the properly made Oreos that don’t have the milk powder in them, so when I found them I went all dreamy eyed and bought a box of mini Oreos and went straight to my kitchen to make the ever elusive Oreo Cupcakes! These are even more delicious than I had ever imagined they would be. Ok these are not for every day consumption, but as a cheeky little […]

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Homemade Carrot, Walnut & Cranberry Loaf

To the trusty loaf tin I return, oh how I have missed thee! (Sorry, been reading Robyn Young’s Insurrection and feeling suitably theatrical), I’ve been making a lot of muffins and cookies lately and wanted to get back to a nice loaf cake, plus I had a real hankering for some carrot cake. I had visions of icing the cake, but it seriously doesn’t need it as it is gorgeously moist and delicious all on it’s own, fling in the cranberries and you have a ruby jewel effect which looks so wintry and comforting, especially accompanied with a cup of […]

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